Wine Review: Seabrook’s ‘lip-smacking’ Riesling

We’re still deep in Riesling season and if you are not simultaneously guzzling and spiriting away as much 2017 Riesling as you possibly can, it will be something that you will regret as you journey onwards through life.

As much as I love and respect my Buddhist brothers and sisters, life needn’t be an endless cycle of suffering when there is a bottle of Riesling close at hand.

Seabrook is a famous name in the Australian wine industry having started one of the country’s most respected wine companies W.J Seabrook & Son in 1878. Their roots run deep.

Today, fifth generation and Barossa-based winemaker, Hamish Seabrook has brought the old label back to life and is producing some cracking wines from a number of South Australia’s wine regions.

The Judge Riesling is named after Hamish’s wife Joanne’s (née Marshall) late grandfather, the Honorable John Marshall. It’s a wine that highlights the strength of the Eden Valley vintage and the character of the variety and region that we all love: stunning fruit purity, tension between fruit and acidity and that crisp, limey, lip-smacking goodness that is so endearing to all Riesling freaks.

It is, of course, delicious to drink now, but you know it will just blossom with a few years in the cellar. And should your travels take you to the Barossa, make sure you check out their lovely little cellar door.

SEABROOK 2017 The Judge Riesling

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